12 May '12, 4am

Aftermath of 7 natural disasters as seen from space

Aftermath of 7 natural disasters as seen from space

As calm as it seems from space, Earth is ever-changing as land and sea are constantly reshaped by natural and man-made disasters. Presently, NASA has more than a dozen spacecrafts and instruments orbiting around our planet, studying and imaging all aspects of our ecosystem. The majority of these images are the work of NASA’s Landsat program , a joint U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) satellite-imaging program that offers the longest continual global record of the Earth’s surface. Using that resource, here are seven before-and-after images of places struck by natural disasters as seen from space.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/aftermath-...

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